Skunked All Weekend!
Posted August 12 2012 - 10:03 PM
To my surprise I saw a guy just burning a crankbait get about 2 pounder (making what seemed to be just random casts). Has anyone else had luck with cranks this time of year? It's been really nasty hot out here with a recent cool down and the water level is about 2-3ft low.
Posted August 12 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted August 13 2012 - 12:23 AM
Try some deep diving , or count down crank bait. I use both
This time of year I really like the deep diving suspending cranks. Reel it down to the max depth and use a stop and go .
Posted August 13 2012 - 05:39 AM
There may have been some stumps, grass or maybe some cover he was fishing, that could have opened a couple of doors for you and given you some insite on what they are doing.
When it's nasty hot as you stated, I like looking for some feeder creeks that will cool the water and give it some much needed o2, even deeper water will have the disolved o2 used up and make the fish move when the water gets really warm, unless there is a good current flow in the area, grassy areas that are still green will offer a lot of cover and enough o2 to make the fish happy.
I have also found that when it comes to friends, a good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but best friends will be right there beside you saying d**n that was fun !!!
Posted August 13 2012 - 07:31 AM
managed 10 fish or so with a couple of decent smallies.
most were on a drop shot and 2 or 3 on a 5xD crankbait.
the fish were on the usual deep spot/ledges but we caught most of ours in water less than 10 feet deep.
Posted August 13 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted August 13 2012 - 09:25 AM
the guy that caught it was on a boat and I was on shore. He was casting to a small channel I guess you'd call it back to his boat on the steepest drop off on the lake. I was hitting ot from shore but from a different angle.
I'm thinking the thermocline set in and I was mostly fishing under the fish this weekend. He must have been running the crank right above the cline.
Posted August 13 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted August 13 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted August 13 2012 - 09:02 PM
Also yes, we had two days of a lot of rain and about a 20 degree drop in temp. Unfortunately I left my depth finder in the car and didn't feel like going all the way back to get it, but I would bet the surface temp was down at least 5 degrees.
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